US judge refuses to throw out Cosby sexual assault suit

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A California judge on Wednesday refused to throw out a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her when she was 15.

Attorneys for the 78-year-old disgraced actor had sought to have Judy Huth’s lawsuit tossed, alleging her lawyers had failed to follow proper procedure and arguing that the suit should not have included Cosby’s name.

Attorney Martin Singer said that naming Cosby in the suit that was filed in December 2014 had harmed his client and encouraged other allegations by women who claim he drugged and sexually assaulted them decades ago.

However, Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan said that while the case may have been improperly filed, he did not believe it would prevent Cosby from getting a fair trial.

Huth alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years old, and that she had suffered “psychological damage and mental anguish” as a result.

Cosby is scheduled to be deposed in the case on Friday and had requested that his testimony be sealed to the public.

But Karlan ruled on Wednesday that the deposition would be sealed for at least 60 days and set another hearing in the case for December 22.

On Tuesday, another woman filed suit against Cosby, alleging he sexually assaulted her in 2008, also at the Playboy Mansion, when she was 18.

Chloe Goins, a 25-year-old model, claims that Cosby spiked her drink during a party and that she woke up naked in a bed to find him licking her toes and masturbating.

Cosby’s attorneys have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing by their client who has gone from being America’s preeminent father figure on “The Cosby Show” to a pariah.

Some 50 women have come forward with claims that Cosby, over a period spanning four decades, drugged them and then sexually assaulted or raped them.

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  • Peter

    We had been waiting for this, give us the direction, Your strategy will work, Kudos Odinga, we are firmly beside you, The sky is the Limit.

    • Pratt

      The quicksand he has been standing on, thats rapant lies, maliciousness, opportunism coated as reform agenda and character assassination, is quickly giving in. How is he going to give you direction when he is being swallowed by his very own artwork? Pal you need to prepare for your worst shock to avoiding committing suicide. You better be warned!

  • Pratt

    This is one way of saying the guy is empty. Why would he hit the road just because his opponents are there, tout sort of? Small things like carpets, toilets, parable and football antics cant help this country at all. I believe if Raila is subjected to thorough scrutiny, he will fall like house of cards. His numerous folks in the media have really tried to fashion and protect him. Thats why his lies are the truth and the truth of others are the lies. He has repeatedly told us that he was jalied for fighting for us, fought for multi-pasrtyism, brought the new constitution and all that. But is that really true? Obviously not. He was jailed for financing a tribal coup attempt. Was in jail the entire period Kenyans were figthing for multiparty and was hospitalized with false illness during campaigns for new constitution. This was after intelligence services advised that he was a negative item in the “yes” team. If he had been left on the campaing trail, Rift Valley, Central and Eastern provinces would have voted against the document. Infact, large number of people in Eastern province hardly believed Raila was not behind it all. Thats why many of them chose to give it a “no.” But merchants of deceit were already at hand to quickly tell us that “Wiper is a watermelon and didnt even command support in his home area.” In the process, they claimed ownership of the document. As is natural with real opportunists wearing different stickers, they landed on the moon without even  flying! History will one day expose these conmen.

    • BRO

      THE CHANGE WE WANT HAS COME THE WAY WE NEEDED IT ,AND IF YOU  ARE NOT READY FOR IT THEN YOU BATTER GO OUT OF KENYA, BUT IF YOU ARE STILL HERE IT WILL CHANGE YOU .If you can say that the document could not be passed if left for RAO to campaign for it,so i wonder who read for you the document, The Kenya now has come in away that you will need to work yourself  incluiding reading the docement not to be cheated again. can you try to be a winner dont be alooser, dont throw your vote ,vote for the winner not a looser.    

      • Pratt

        You are confused pal! I said your village idol had to be kept out of the “yes” campaigns because folks in RV, Central and Eastern provices were decidedly against anything associated with him. With 3 highly populated provinces out of it, no chance of passing it at all. But since you have been overwhelmed by the lies, you wont want to hear the truth. Thus, you lose your balance and in the process, say seemingly incoherent things, its amusing bro!

  • I think all the people who have worked with Raila or are close to him have told you the kind of man he is.Starting with his own advisor Miguna who said his office is full of corruption,ineffective,incompetent,has no creative ideas to take the country to greater heights(kazi kwa Vijana) and that Raila is not the change he may want people to believe.Former US ambassador said this about Raila “Odinga is increasingly perceived as feckless, unable or unwilling to govern effectively”
    Kibaki always when asked to endorse Raila for presidency the one thing he keeps coming back to is ‘vitendo” actions must be seen.in simple words he is saying Raila has done nothing tangible and is not action oriented to be considered for presidency.I hope kenyans are listening and that they will make the right decision come elections. 

    • Pratt

      Raila was never a reformer but a fake backed by hordes of tribesmen in the media. Infact, his so called achievements are either lies or fictitious. Its incredible Kenyans have been fooled for this long. To start with, he claimed to have been jailed for “fighting for us.” Thats a big lie for he was involved in a tribal coup attempt. Remember Ochuka and his “O” friends? He claims to have fought for multiparty, another lie. From 1982 to to close to 1992 save a few months, the entire period for fight for pluralism, he was rotting in prison. So when did he “fight?” He treats Kanu of yester years as an outlawed organization, but thats just to hide facts and intent. Furthermore, he was once its secretary general, one of the most powerful positions in any party. He pretends to have brought the new constitution, but is that really true? I thought he had to be kept in reserve benches to save its passage?

      • Omukambi

        Once upon a time i was like you pratt. I hated raila with a passion but now am with him all the way. Just tell me one kenyan politician who can be compared to raila and what he has done for kenya….

        • Pratt

          Oh sure! No comparison when it comes to maliciousness, rapant lies, opportunism and character assassination. May be you joined him because of all this! What has he really done for Kenya that you are not telling us? May be his lies have arrested you pal? Raila has been the worst item for this country. If it were not for his sabotage tendencies, Kenya would have surely taken off by now. Also the new constitution would have been fully implemented by now if it were not for his watermelon antics. Remember whenever he doesnt get his “Os” on the list of appointees, he creates delaying tactics, pretending to be genuine and concerned for us? Is empty hypocrisy pal! However, we dont hate the fellow, we hate the wicked traits, he is our brother pal prone to wickedness!

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